09 Dec The siege against resources.
The strategy of the devil to lay siege against our resources is an old one used in wars against walled cities.
💥Rather than expend efforts to break fortified walls, the enemy laid siege to ensure that the inhabitants could not go out of the city.
💥Forced to live on what they have within the walls, the inhabitants soon depleted their food and other resources and were forced to choose between surrendering or starving to death.
🎯When the devil lays siege on our finances, we are eventually forced to resort to unacceptable ways of living like stealing, corruption and rituals.
🎯But the siege could be broken by turning to God for mercy.
💥The Sovereign God, who never lost a battle, shows mercy on those who genuinely approach Him for help by surrendering to Him, rather than the devil.
🎯His help is sought by pleasing Him through the following ways.
🎯By having childlike faith in Him to do that which He has to do.
💥In doing so, we please Him to empower us to move mountains because He is sovereign.
🎯Genuine prosperity is not a function of how much we struggle; it is by His mercy.
💥When we forsake our sins and repent and also show mercy to others, we receive His mercy.
🎯We also please God for His mercy by seeking Him first and making Kingdom assignment our priority. Winning souls.
💥When we do His own work, He does ours; when we focus on His work, He takes care of us.
🎯We please God by obeying His laws, including those on tithing and first fruits
💥When we belong to God, we are the seed of Abraham and therefore entitled to receive Abrahamic blessing, which includes prosperity.
🎯Breaking the siege on our resources starts by surrendering to God and honouring Him.
💥When we honour Him, He honours us.
– From a sermon by Pastor Adeboye on Day 3 of RCCG 2021 Holy Ghost Congress, yesterday.